George Fox participates in Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization

Cape Town 2010 - The Third Lausanne Congress on World EvangelizationTechnology is allowing anyone with an Internet connection to take part in The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, scheduled in Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 17-24.

The congress occurs only once every 10 years with the purpose of "convening Christian leaders worldwide to confront critical issues of our time and help develop a deeper level of unity and collaboration in the ongoing tasks of bringing the whole gospel to the whole world," according to event organizers.

George Fox President Robin Baker, seminary professor MaryKate Morse and Sarita Gallagher of the university's religious studies department are among those attending. In all, more than 4,000 leaders from about 200 countries will attend. Thousands more are invited to attend virtually. Following is a lisitng of participation options:

  • Subscribe to podcasts of the plenary sessions. The sessions are only 15 minutes long and will be available as videocasts five hours after the close of each session.
  • Engage in conversations on any topic with persons from around the world. Anyone can sign up to join the conversation.
  • Visit the event's Facebook page.
  • Follow the event on Twitter.
  • Follow MaryKate Morse on Twitter as she comments on the congress. Use the hashtag #gfct10.

Among the issues discussed will be other world faiths, poverty, HIV/AIDS and persecution as they relate to the future of the church and world evangelization. For more information on the topics, visit this link.

"These are critical conversations and a special opportunity to connect with people around the world about Christian concerns," Morse said. "Historically, Lausanne has been a major contributor to the unity of the church and to the importance of evangelism and social justice."